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Special characters cannot be entered in input text and textarea form fields (umlauts, accents, carets, other diacriticals)

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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Toolkit
Form Manager
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critical
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
12 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Steve Piercy, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

When trying to enter special characters in a text or textarea input form field
where a keyboard combination (OPT-N), release of combination, then tapping a
second key (N) is required (example: opt-n, then n again for n with a ~ over
it), the characters will not appear. This is a critical hindrance for any
non-English language.

I can however type the characters in a text editor, then copy and paste them
into the form field, like so:

ñ é î ü

Umlauts, carets, accents and tildes cannot be typed. I can type these characters
into the same forms using Safari. Can anyone suggest a reason for the difference
in behavior between FF and Safari?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/
2. Try to enter special characters in a text or textarea input form field where
a keyboard combination (OPT-N), release of combination, then tapping a second
key (N) is required (example: opt-n, then n again for n with a ~ over it), the
characters will not appear.
3. Next try copy and paste these characters into the field: ñ é î ü

Actual Results:  
For 2, nothing.
For 3, ñ é î ü appeared.

Expected Results:  
For both 2 and 3, ñ é î ü should appear.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Could you test this on one of the most recent builds with a new profile?
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/
(Reporter)

Comment 2

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Could you test this on one of the most recent builds with a new profile?
> http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

I installed the latest build of Deerpark.

I did not use a new profile.

I was able to enter diacritics in a text and textarea field: ñ î ü é

Will this bugfix make it into the next FF release?

Thank you!
(In reply to comment #2)
> I installed the latest build of Deerpark.
> 
> I did not use a new profile.
> 
> I was able to enter diacritics in a text and textarea field: ñ î ü é
> 


So this is working correctly in the Deer Park build? If so please resolve Works
For Me. This will then be fixed in firefox 1.1 when it is released (Deer Park
buillds are alpha versions of firefox 1.1)
(Reporter)

Comment 4

12 years ago
Also after upgrading to FF 1.0.5, the issue has been resolved.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 5

4 years ago
I think this bug just had a revival on Firefox for Android. Exactly the same misbehaviour, but only on mobile. Should I file a new bug?
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